Mask Together For Business

Let’s help businesses thrive in Gaston County.

By wearing face masks, we can all help restore local jobs, our economy, and have our favorite restaurants and shops quickly return to business as usual.

Mask Together For Family

Let’s protect the health and safety of our families.

Young children and older adults are at risk of contracting the virus, especially those with compromised health conditions. Protect your loved ones by wearing a mask!

Mask Together For Friends

Be a friend and protect those around you by wearing your mask!

Many of those with COVID-19 are unaware they are carrying the virus. It’s estimated that 40% of people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, but can potentially transmit the virus to others. Those percentages are greatly reduced by wearing a mask!

Let's Do Our Part

To bring us back together three simple actions make a huge difference: wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart, and wash your hands often. These simple, yet powerful actions can drastically slow and reduce the spread of this deadly virus.

What Can You Do: The 3 Ws

Wear A Mask

Wait 6 Feet Apart

Wash Hands Frequently

How to Wear Your MaskFree Mask Locations

Mask Meter

Activities by Risk Level

Roll over the card below to see the risk.

1

  • Virtual Church
  • Zoom
  • Home Excercise

  • Attending a virtual church service
  • Zoom meetings from home
  • Virtual doctor’s visit
  • Home exercise

2

  • Takeout Food
  • Camping
  • Walking at Rankin Lake

  • Pumping gasoline
  • Curbside or takeout food
  • Camping with your family
  • Walking at Rankin Lake with a household member

3

  • Playing Distanced Sports
  • Grocery Shopping

  • Playing “distanced” sports outside (like golf or tennis)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Staying at a hotel
  • Hiking with a friend at Crowder’s Mountain

4

  • Medical Office Visit
  • Retail Shopping Outdoor

  • Medical office visit
  • Retail shopping
  • Working in someone’s home (cleaning, home repair services)
  • Outdoor dining on your favorite Gaston County patio

5

  • Taxi Service
  • Shopping
  • Church Outdoors
  • Zoo

  • Taxi or ride-sharing service
  • Shopping at a mall
  • Attending church outdoors
  • Visiting a zoo

Risks vary depending on: size of space, time of interaction, crowd size, and forceful exhalation (like sneezing or singing).

ALWAYS wear a mask when around others outside of those you live with.

6

  • Public Pool
  • Gathering
  • Public Restroom
  • Beach

  • Swimming in a public pool
  • Small outdoor gathering with friends
  • Public restrooms
  • Social distancing on the beach

7

  • Indoor Dining
  • Hair Salons
  • Shaking Hands

  • Indoor dining
  • Hair or nail salons
  • Hugging or shaking hands
  • Visiting a splash pad

8

  • Small Wedding
  • Gym
  • Amusement Park

  • Attending a small wedding or funeral
  • Working out at a gym
  • Going to an amusement park
  • Visiting with grandchildren who have been in school/daycare

9

  • Air Travel
  • Indoor Party
  • Public Transport

  • Air travel
  • Attending an indoor party
  • Using public transportation
  • Playing contact sports

10

  • Bars & Nightclubs
  • Indoor Music Concert

  • Bars & nightclubs
  • Attending a worship service at full capacity
  • Attending an indoor music concert
  • Going to a large sporting event

Who is impacted most in Gaston County?

Young adults (20-39) make up 37% of our cases

Over half of cases are individuals 39 and younger

Latinx 1 out of 4 cases

African Americans 1 out of 4 deaths

89% of cases are under the age of 65 (or 0-64)

29% of deaths connected to outbreaks at long-term care facilities

*Gaston County Health and Human Services

Need Help? Covid Resources Are Here

Take steps to care for yourself and help protect others in your home and community. Learn more below.

Sign up for Gaston County Emergency Alerts

Gaston County CARE Plan Assistance

Small Business Bridge Loan (Up to $5,000)

Gaston County Virus Relief Fund

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Gaston Government COVID Information

CaroMont Health

Centers for Disease Control

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Gaston Government COVID Information

CaroMont Health

Centers for Disease Control

Count On Me NC

NC COVID Info

NC DHHS

Find A Testing Location

Show Us How You Mask Together

You may be taking a holiday, but COVID-19 doesn’t! Wear your mask! Use #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC to share your pictures. #gastoncounty
¡Echale un vistazo! Nuestro sitio web ahora está disponible en español. 

El objetivo final de Gaston SAVES es salvar vidas proporcionando orientación, información y acceso rápido a recursos vitales para los residentes del condado de Gaston sobre problemas críticos de salud y seguridad. Nuestro compromiso es desarrollar la defensa de la comunidad en el condado de Gaston en temas de amplio impacto. 

La primera iniciativa es Mask Together. - una campaña de educación pública que aspira a frenar y reducir la propagación de COVID-19 y salvar vidas en el condado de Gaston al promover el uso de mascarillas en espacios públicos. Muéstranos cómo haces #MaskTogetherGC #GastonSaves Enlace en bio.
We know you are smiling behind that mask and why wouldn't you? It's almost a long weekend! We'll still be wearing masks because COVID-19 doesn't take a holiday! Share your mask pictures with us using #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday! Don’t forget the 3 W’s over Labor Day so we can get back to doing the things we love. Share your mask pictures with us: #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
We’ll be following the 3 W’s this long weekend because COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday! It’s going to take all of us, Mask Together Gaston! #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
We hope you are enjoying your Labor Day. Remember the 3 Ws:
•Wear a mask
•Wait 6 feet apart
•Wash hands frequently 
COVID-19 doesn't take a holiday!
#GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty #maskmonday
🎥Today was fun! I was given the chance to be creative and feel valuable and empowered! I absolutely loved the production team I got to work with. The project we are filming is going to be amazing. Here is a sneak peek on set from this morning...more details coming soon...stay tuned!🎬
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This is the power of gathering! We are all in this together! Here is a picture of me with the production team. 

📌 What does this remind you of? Post comments below! 📌

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“There is wealth within the sound of your voice.” Here I am recording the Audio portion of the shoot on set. Changing tones, tempo, and emphasis is really fun! #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #onset🎥🎬 #tones #tempo #emphasis #audio #take1 #actress #production #psa #children #talent #movement #supportthecause #thatsawrap #voice havencreative elevenmassmedia talentincthestudio evolutiontalentnc jbpent disneychannel cltstories gastonoutside johnnykeatth discoveryspotlight garyvee teamgaryvee gastoncountygov
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” — Ansel Adams
Thank you to havencreative and elevenmassmedia for giving me this opportunity to be in front of the camera for such an amazing movement: #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #psa #camera #talent #actors #actress #livingmybestlife #comfortzone #script talentincthestudio evolutiontalentnc jbpent gastoncountygov
Today is the big day! We’re excited to bring the gastoncountygov #GastonSaves campaign to life. The first initiative #MaskTogetherGC has an important message that we take seriously. Make sure you check out the campaign and visit the newly launched website http://www.gastonsaves.com
We are proud to introduce Gaston SAVES. The ultimate goal of Gaston SAVES is to save lives and reduce the impact of conflicts and natural disasters by providing guidance, information, and quick access to vital resources for Gaston County residents in times of emergency. Our commitment is to build community advocacy in Gaston County during any emergency situation. 

The first initiative is Mask Together -- a public education campaign that aspires to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives in Gaston County by advocating the use of face masks in public spaces. You’ll see more about this soon… stay tuned. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
Did you know Gaston County is making face-coverings available FREE to residents who need them? Masks are available while supplies last at Gaston County library branches. No appointment is needed.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

• Main Branch 
• Ferguson Branch 
• Union Road Branch 
• Belmont Branch
• BC@BC 
• Cherryville Branch
• TECH@Lowell Branch 

Check out the link in our bio for information. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC
What’s the plan for this weekend? We’ve put together this easy guide we’re calling our #maskmeter.  Here are some of the activities we consider a risk level FIVE:
•Taxi or ride-sharing service
•Shopping at a mall
•Attending church outdoors
•Visiting a zoo

Remember: It's important that you wear a mask anytime you are around others outside your household members. To see the entire Mask Meter, check out the link in our bio. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC
It's #MaskMonday. We love to see how you #MaskTogetherGC! Share your pictures with us using #GastonSaves
It's #MaskMonday.  #MaskTogetherGC you are making a difference! Share your pictures with us using #GastonSaves
HELLO WEEKEND! What are you doing today? We’ve put together this easy guide we’re calling our #maskmeter.  Here are some of the activities we consider a risk level SIX:
•Swimming in a public pool
•Small outdoor gathering with friends
•Public restrooms
•Social distancing on the beach

Remember: It's important that you wear a mask anytime you are around others outside your household members. To see the entire Mask Meter, check out the link in our bio. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
Any weekend plans? We’ve put together an easy guide we’re calling our #maskmeter.  Here are some of the activities we consider a risk level NINE:
•Air travel
•Attending an indoor party
•Using public transportation
•Playing contact sports

Remember: It's important that you wear a mask anytime you are around others outside your household members. To see the entire Mask Meter, check out the link in our bio. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC
Headed out to eat tonight? Don’t forget your mask! We’ve put together this easy guide we’re calling our #maskmeter.  Here are some of the activities we consider a risk level FOUR:
•Medical office visit
•Retail shopping
•Working in someone’s home (cleaning, home repair services)
•Outdoor dining on your favorite Gaston County patio

Remember: It's important that you wear a mask anytime you are around others outside your household members. To see the entire Mask Meter, check out the link in our bio. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
FriYAY! Long weekend, here we come! We’ve put together an easy guide we’re calling our #maskmeter.  Here are some of the activities we consider a risk level EIGHT:
•Attending a small wedding or funeral
•Working out at a gym
•Going to an amusement park
•Visiting with grandchildren who have been in school/daycare

Remember: It's important that you wear a mask anytime you are around others outside your household members. To see the entire Mask Meter, check out the link in our bio. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty
Are any of these activities on the agenda for the weekend? We’ve put together this easy guide we’re calling our #maskmeter.  Here are some of the activities we consider a risk level SEVEN:
•Indoor dining
•Hair or nail salons
•Hugging or shaking hands
•Visiting a splash pad

Remember: It's important that you wear a mask anytime you are around others outside your household members. To see the entire Mask Meter, check out the link in our bio. #GastonSaves #MaskTogetherGC #gastoncounty

Show us how you mask together by using #gastonsaves on your Instagram Posts